Academic Calendar

The Master of Science program runs for 11 months from September to July. Students complete all coursework and capstone research during this period. Please note that the program dates differ from the UCSF academic calendar published by the Office of the Registrar.

2022 Fall Quarter

Wed-Thur, Sept 7-8


Mon, Sept 12

First day of classes

Fri, Nov 11

UCSF holiday (Veteran’s Day)

Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25

UCSF holiday (Thanksgiving)

Fri, Dec 2

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Dec 5-9

Final exam week

2023 Winter Quarter

Tue, Jan 3

First day of classes

Mon, Jan 16

UCSF holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Mon, Feb 20

UCSF holiday (Presidents Day)

Thur-Fri, Mar 2-3

Capstone qualifying exams

Fri, Mar 10

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Mar 13-17

Final exam week

Mon-Fri, Mar 20-24

Spring break

2023 Spring Quarter

Mon, Mar 27

First day of classes

Fri, Mar 31

UCSF holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)

Fri, Apr 21

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, Apr 24-May 26

First half of capstone period

2023 Summer Quarter

Mon, May 29

UCSF holiday (Memorial Day)

Tue-Mon, May 30-July 3

Second half of capstone period

Mon, June 19

UCSF holiday (Juneteenth)

Tue, July 4

UCSF holiday (Independence Day)

Wed, July 5

First day of classes

Mon-Tue, July 24-25

Capstone comprehensive exams

Thur, July 27